I’m not ashamed to admit it, my love language is food. Food is affection. Food is happiness. Food is love. Cook me a bowl of warm soup on a wintery day and I might love you forever. Likewise, if you’re someone important to me, I’ve probably already cooked you dinner (or at least I’m planning to). You can probably imagine, then, my unabashed glee when Jolkona initially drafted up our Corks & Forks fundraiser event. And as each decadent, mouth-watering detail has been finalized, my pangs of anticipation have risen to a steady crescendo. Much grumblings of stomachs later, the event is here!
Great food, a better world
Hosted at the delectable Blue Ribbon Cooking School, this Thursday October 4th Jolkona will be throwing a soiree of cooking classes, dinner, wine, hearty slaps on the back, and much jollity – and all in aid of making this world a better place.
Guests will be greeted with a beautiful selection of appetizers and beverages. During this time of mirth and mingling, attendees will select 4 of 5 different classes to attend. The cooking stations for the evening are as followed: (1) gnocchi (2) steak & salmon (3) crepes (4) wine tasting (5) cocktail mixology.
And then – we get to eat it! And just in case that doesn’t sound tempting enough for you and you haven’t seen it already, here’s the menu:
Vegetarian Samosas with Traditional Indian Chutneys
Tostones topped with White Fish, Pineapple Salsa and Cilantro Infused Sour Cream
Thai Grilled Chicken Skewers with Honey-Peanut Coconut Glaze
African Spiced Carrot, Orange and Parsnip Salad
Salmon en Courte with Creamy Spinach and Walla Walla Sweet Onion Sauce
Steak au Poivre with Brandied-Peppercorn Sauce
Homemade Gnocchi with Brown Butter Sage Sauce
Medley of Pike Place Market Style Grilled Vegetables
Seasonal French Dessert Crepes
Blue Ribbon Coffee
Afterwards there will be a live fundraising auction. One of the stellar items up-for-grabs is a 5 night’s stay in the Fairmont Heritage Place in Whistler. There’s also a pair of K2 skis. Buy them both and that’s ¾ of your winter vacation covered!
The Kona Fund
The Kona fund has a special place in our hearts. Why? – because it’s really the cornerstone of our Foundation. Through it we offset all our operating costs, which then allows us to allocate 100% of your donation to your chosen project. All the evening’s proceeds will go to the Kona fund.
VIP Tickets are $175.
Make (and eat) great food; make the world a better place. Come to Corks & Forks! Miss it, miss out.